Category Archives for "Work psychology"
Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things, can have a significant impact on a range of outcomes. For example, people with a generally positive outlook tend to have higher satisfaction ratings for things like relationships, family, job etc. Additionally, as you would expect, people with a more positive take on things tend […]Read more
Some people just appear to have the knack of doing very little or wasting time at work and getting away with it! When I was a police officer we had a sergeant who was nicknamed ‘Blister’ as he had a reliable tendency to turn up after the real work had been done. A new study looking at […]Read more
Many people in organisations think that emotions just get in the way of rational decision making and thinking. This may not be correct as a new study shows… Emotions as social information (EASI) theory Affective processes Emotional contagion Effective convergence Cognitive processes Behavioural processes Conclusions References A new study by researchers from the University […]Read more
Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research Conspiracy theories are everywhere, particularly on social media. For examples the various conspiracy theories around 9/11 such as Explosives were planted in the twin towers by the government or government agencies before the attack and that the attack was known about and colluded with by […]Read more
How people get into flow at work. You know that feeling where you have settled into a nice rhythm and cadence of work, are completely immersed, feeling a sense of progression, enjoyment and motivation? When we achieve a state of flow we tend not to notice the passage of time, as we are wholly focused […]Read more
Researchers have been studying the impact of perfectionism on a range of outcomes. Previous research has found that individuals with higher levels of perfectionism, who experienced stress are significantly more likely to experience emotional distress. This study wanted to see how people cope with perfectionism and stress. Perfectionism Perfectionistic striving Perfectionistic concerns Healthy perfectionists The […]Read more
Swearing at work – good or bad? Do you have days where you appear to be filling up the swear jar faster than anyone else at work? Many of us let loose now and then when things go wrong, or we get frustrated or someone upsets us. But can swearing at work be good for […]Read more